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process

proc·ess

process

 
 
pronunciation:
pra ses
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a series of actions used to produce something or reach a goal.
We are learning the process of milking cows.
synonyms:
method, operation, procedure
similar words:
machinery, mechanism, plan, practice, routine, scheme, strategy, system
definition 2: a series of changes or acts that happen one after another.
The process of growing up takes many years.
synonyms:
course, procedure
similar words:
act, business, change, development, mechanism, metamorphosis, movement, passage, system, transformation
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: processed, processes, processing
definition: to handle, treat, or change something by following a procedure.
The new computer processes data at very high speeds.
synonyms:
handle, treat
similar words:
analyze, classify, deal with, order, organize, sift, transform
derivations: processed (adj.), processor (processer) (n.)
Word Builder: process +
  • processed:
    having been handled or changed according to a process.
  • processing:
    the act of following steps to make or do something.
  • processor:
    a person or thing that processes something.
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Word Parts
The word process contains the following part:
ced, ces, -ceed, -cede, -cess Latin root that means to go; to go back or yield